John Blanton

Cris RitchieEditor

February 22, 2013

John Leonard Blanton, 74, of Hazard, died Monday, Feb. 18 at the Hazard ARH medical center.

He was the son of the late John Blanton and the late Katherine Blanton, and was also preceded in death by his son, Bobby Availia Blanton, and brothers Damond and Charles Blanton.

He is survived by daughter Vanessa Blanton and Daphine Coleman and husband Milo; sons Christopher Todd Blanton and Terrace John Blanton; sister Helen Martin; brother Harry Francis; brother-in-law Rufus Allen; sister-in-law Beulah Hamilton; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. Services will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 with Rev. Lowell Parker officiating. Interment will be at Hagans Cemetery at Red Fox.